Monday, April 13, 2009

Bad Joints/ My World

1. Placing a mold over the clamped track

This week, Canadian National workmen are repairing the railway tracks in East Gwillimbury, which they graciously allowed me to photograph on Saturday.

2. Heating the mold with a torch


3. Hot! Don’t touch!


4. Molten metal inside a crucible


5. Chopping away the mold



6. Grinding away the excess metal


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38 comments:

PERBS said...

Wow! Did they tell you each step or did you know what they were doing? Those are photos of a lifetime!

erin said...

fascinating photos and post...enjoyed very much. have a good day :)

Tammy said...

That is neat! You don't have any snow left there...we got some more snow yesterday here in New Brunswick. :o(

Jarart said...

Interesting series of photo's!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hard-workers, EG.... That's different from many of our workers here. Here we have a few working and a LOT supervising...ha ha

When I read your title, I thought you were going to talk about 'your' joints hurting!!!! ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great idea. Interesting. Have a nice week :-)

ViennaDaily said...

Beautiful news photos! Did you send them to the papers? Have a nice week!

Louise said...

Wow! Those are amazing shots. How nice they allowed you to do that!

Carver said...

You got some great shots and an interesting post. That looks like it would be really hard work and very important work too.

Sylvia K said...

Great shots and post! That's terrific that they let you take photos! Thanks for sharing!!

Martha said...

What a great series. Isn't it nice they wear orange vests to add color.
I, too was thinking of a different type of joint. Must be age.

Abe Lincoln said...

I find it most interesting. I just saw this process the other night on our television set. I wonder if it was the same group.

That is the chicken said...

Fascinating photo story! Thanks

antigoni said...

It looks very hard work to do and very dangerous. Great photos.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Interesting! so close to snap that was great.
Have a wonderful week
Mary ElizabethBlog.

kayleen said...

Fascinating post and process. Really nice they let you photograph it. Thanks for sharing.

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Babooshka said...

This is like a photojournal shoot. I know photographers who'd be fighting to do a commentary with a proper storyboard of images. Fascinating, great title too.

fishing guy said...

EG: Nice capture of the rail work.

Jacob said...

Nice series! Looks like hard, but necessary work!

Janie said...

I always find it interesting to see how repairs are made -- probably because I'd never think of how to do it myself.
Great photos of the process.

Snapshutter said...

Very interesting. Never knew that's how railroad tracks are repaired.

Arija said...

Interesting post, I love the sparks flying in the last shot.

Wren said...

Nice series. I'm so glad that these guys take care of the tracks so that we have safe travel. I'm also glad that I'm not one of the crew myself - it looks like very hard and uncomfortable work.

Mojo said...

When I read the title, I immediately thought of knees, not rails. And the posture of the guys working here seemed to echo my thoughts! I know my joints woudln't be up to this kind of thing -- especially not in your climate!

Becky and Gary said...

Excellant EG. We've seen this done many times. Never thought to take pics though..
B.

Paz said...

Looks like a lot of work.

Paz

Pat - Arkansas said...

Fascinating! One knows that this sort of thing has to be done, but who's around to see it when it happens? In this case... you were! Excellent photos.

Small City Scenes said...

'I been workin' on the railroad---all the live long day'

Super shots. So nice they let you take the pictures. Did they want copies? LOL MB

Tabib said...

Great action photos.
Thank for showing how they do it.

Tarolino said...

Great sequence of men at work. Such clear and vivid photos of the proceedings. You've done a great job capturing these procedures of the repair work.

PS. Love your Coltsfoot shot below too. We have them flowering now as well.

ms toast burner said...

I love photo posts like this where I get a chance to see aspects of life that I never really considered before. Good one! And fantastic photos, again.

Annie said...

What a great series of shots. I'm guessing you weren't all that close due to safety concerns but you brought us right into the heart of it. Well done.

Carolyn said...

What a great post. As I travelled across Canada on the train I would see the crews working in the cold on the tracks but didn't know what they were doing. Your detail is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Smiles

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

How obliging of them and it made an interesting post. I also love the bridge for WW!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

MB
A couple of them asked for my blog address. ;-)

Kris said...

Great work. Very interesting, I figured that something like this must happen, but have never seen it before!

prkl said...

whutta great photoessay, my kind of photography. very well done!

pictureeachday said...

What a fascinating series of photos! I'm so glad they let you hang around and take these.

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